Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Celebrating the One's You Love- Our Valentine's Day

This seems to be the year for celebrating! When Valentine's Day rolled around this time, I actually felt motivated to do some special activities with Emily. She's gotten to the perfect age to start doing crafts, games and the like.

I had no idea what I was in for, so I made sure to have a clear space and a lot of different materials to use. We had plans to make Valentine cards for everyone and some cookies.


It took us a few days, but we did it! I made us some cookies to decorate (I had wanted to make the kind that you roll out and use cookies cutters with, but it turned out to be a roll and drop dough. That'll teach me to read the recipe all the way through next time lol). Emily didn't do as much decorating as she did licking the icing off of the top of the very first cookie I gave her. So I made sure to give her her own cookies to work on, with her own icing and sprinkles. After sticky hands and a sticky face cleaned up, I finished the rest while she ran off the sugar buzzing through her veins. I don't often let her load up on sweets, but since it was a special occasion, it was okay.


We used construction paper, glitter glue pens, markers, pastels, and some stickers to make our valentine's. Nothing fancy, just letting her get her hands dirty. :) She loved it.


After all was said and done, Emily went off to see her Grandparents and Aunties for the weekend, while I got the opportunity to spend it with my special someone. We spent the days together continuing our Dexter marathon, and exchanged our handmade gifts. It was absolutely perfect! I'm glad I got to spend it with my loved one's.

What did you do for Valentine's Day?

6 comments:

  1. What wonderful Valentine's Day activities! L cookie.ooks like she is enjoying that

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    1. She definitely did! She liked eating them more than she did decorating them. :) Thanks Joyce.

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  2. mmm Now I want some pink frosted sugar cookies! yum

    We went out to dinner at a favorite local tapas restaurant for Valentine's Day.

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    1. That sounds like a lovely Valentine's Day! :) Thanks for reading Kristen.

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  3. this is so sweet, not to mention delicious looking!

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    1. :) Thanks Emily! lol They were very yummy. Hope you had a great valentine's day!

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